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Exfoliated Vermiculite - 1 kg

Exfoliated Vermiculite - 1 kg

Super light mineral pockets to improve aeration and moisture retention

Regular price Rs. 290.00
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Product Description

  • Exfoliated Vermiculite is a hydroponic growing medium that is easy to mix with garden soil. 
  • It increases soil aeration and promotes the growth of roots
  • Vermiculite is sterile i.e., it won't alter the soil pH. 
  • It is a lightweight addition to the soil that supports the smooth growth of roots and prevents root rots.
  • Facilitates easy absorption of ammonium, calcium, magnesium and potassium. 

Vermiculite is a super light, wood-like particle that is prepared by heating hard minerals (magnesium-aluminum-iron silicate). The process of enormous heating turns the minerals into small airy pockets that could retain moisture and provide an amiable environment for moisture-loving houseplants to grow healthily. Vermiculite comes in different sizes. Larger particles can be used solely for growing seedlings while smaller particles can be easily mixed with any soil medium. It is a long term solution for fruits and vegetable plants that love moisture. 

Vermiculite Advantages

  • Exfoliated vermiculite tremendously increases soil aeration thereby preventing root rot and wilting. Maintaining sufficient air circulation will also increase the moisture and nutrient retention capabilities of soil and facilitate easy absorption by roots. It is especially beneficial for germination and for growing succulents. 
  • Vermiculite is sterile i.e., it won't alter the soil pH. 
  • It mixes well with any type of soil medium and does not change shape with water or moisture retention. 
  • It is a lightweight addition to the soil. Lighter soil will promote root growth and its propagation quickly. 
  • Medium grade vermiculite can support root cutting. The roots can be inserted directly into the well-watered vermiculite. 
  • Facilitates easy absorption of ammonium, calcium, magnesium and potassium. 

How to Use

  • The best proportion of adding vermiculite is 1/6 Vermiculite, 1/3 perlite or sand with 1/2 (half) soil.
  • For soilless hydroponic medium use exfoliated vermiculite, perlite and coco peat in a 1:1:3 ratio.
  • To eliminate hard, packed soil in pots/ grow-bags or containers, mix vermiculite with soil in the ratio of 1/2 (soil):1/6 (vermiculite):1/3 (sand and compost). For better results, mix vermiculite with coco peat or composts to improve aeration and water retention. It reduces watering frequency and facilitates root spreading. 
  • To transplant seedling using vermiculite, dig a hole 15 cm larger than the plant roots and fill it with a mix of vermiculite, compost and topsoil. This also facilitates root growth and prevents drying out in summer. 
  • For bulbs, roses and tomatoes use up to 8 cm of vermiculite with garden soil. The sponge-like texture will keep the plants healthy and protect them from extreme temperatures. It is also effective in preventing fungal attacks like powdery mildew in flowering plants.

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      Fahima Banu (Chennai, IN)
      Exfoliated Vermiculite

      It was looking shiny and pretty. Product came without a damage.

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